The news won’t stop today! Not only did Bravo announce a new show called Chef Academy, they also announced their official pick up of Top Chef 7. Casting sessions will begin next week in San Francisco and continue to 6 major cities. Here are the deets:
Sunday, October 18, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, October 25, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Club 50 at Viceroy Miami
Monday, October 26, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wells on Wells
Wednesday, November 4, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Occidental Grill & Seafood at Willard InterContinental Hotel
Sunday, November 8, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Wednesday, November 11, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Sunday, November 15, 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
If you’re not in any of those places and won’t travel, you can also submit an application via the Bravo website.
Now, onto the new show! Chef Academy stars “World’s Sexiest Chef” Jean Christophe Novelli and will premiere Monday, November 16 at 11pm. Nine students, some “culinary novices” will work with him to become professionals. Naturally, they must pass a series of challenges and if they fail three of them, they are kicked off! Check out a preview clip:
Check out the names of the students after the jump! Will you be watching this new culinary show? And do you know anyone who will try out for Top Chef 7?
” Throughout the series, Chef Novelli presents unique and delectable dishes that only someone of his caliber could create with directives laden with a heavy French accent. The awe-struck students, many of whom are culinary novices, are wowed by the creations they see too quickly taking shape with such ease in front of their eyes. While the dishes inspire the students, tensions arise when they are asked to recreate the dishes with their very fate at the Academy on the line.
The students form a tight bond through this unique experience of attending the Novelli Academy, but the bonds are often tested with at times too many cooks in the kitchen. The nine students selected to enroll in Chef Novelli’s esteemed Academy are:
Kyle Daley, 29 – Salt Lake City, Utah and residing in San Diego, Calif.
Emmanuel DelCour – Bordeaux, France and residing in Venice, Calif.
Zoe Feigenbaum – New York, N.Y.
Leanard Goodloe, 28 – New York, N.Y.
Sarah Jacobsen, 29 – Chicago, Ill.
Kyle Kupiszewski – Virginia Beach, Va.
Carissa Loughead, 26 – Charlotte, N.C.
Tracie Norfleet, 46 – Honolulu, Hawaii/Venice, Calif.
Suzanne Winn, 47 – Mission Viejo, Calif.
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